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ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.71 OF 2003) SUB NOM R V JOHN STAFFORD POWELL (2004)

PUBLISHED January 15, 2004
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[2004] EWCA Crim 130

A two year suspended sentence for offences of indecent assault, indecency with a child and buggery was unduly lenient. Taking into account that the defendant was 66 years old at the time of trial and the principle of double jeopardy, the sentence would be quashed and a sentence of four years' imprisonment substituted.

CA (Crim Div) (Rose LJ, Davis J, Wakerley J)

15/01/2004

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